Signed with the Buffalo Sabres as a free agent on November 12, 2010. Re-signed a one-year NHL contract with Buffalo on July 6, 2012.
2011-12: Posted his best season as a pro, capturing career-highs in games played (54), minutes played (3,243), wins (28), saves (1,579) and save percentage (.917)… Backstopped the Amerks with a 28-24-2 record to go along with two shutouts and a 2.63 goals-against average… Led the AHL in saves while finishing second in minutes played and third in wins among AHL netminders, respectively… Paced all goaltenders with six shootout wins during the regular season… Recorded two assists, including one on the power-play, and collected four PIM… Started the last 26 games of the season (2/22-4/23), including all three first-round playoff games against Toronto… Manned the pipes for all three playoff games, finishing the postseason with an 0-3 record and a 3.76 goals-against average and a .876 save percentage… Made his Amerks playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/19, making 34 saves… Named the Amerks’ MVP as voted by his teammates and the team’s Most Popular Player as voted by the Booster Club… Set a new single-season career-high with his 28th win of the campaign at Lake Erie on 4/14… Started 23 straight games between 2/22 and 4/14 to end the regular season… Set a new AHL career-high with his 23rd win of the season at Binghamton on 3/17… Had a four-game winning streak from 3/03 to 3/10… Recorded his 20th win of the season with 33 saves against Toronto on 3/04… Had a three-game winning streak from 2/22 to 2/25… Collected his second shutout of the season, stopping all 27 shots in a 2-0 win over Adirondack on 2/24… Made three straight starts from 1/28 to 2/03 and again from 2/10 to 2/18… Recorded his first point as an Amerk, and first of the season, with an assist at Lake Erie on 2/18… Posted a 33-save shutout, his first of the season, against Abbotsford on 2/02 to earn first star honors… Made five straight starts from 1/07 to 1/19… Made a season-high 49 saves at Hershey on 1/08 to earn third star honors… Made six straight starts between the pipes from 11/16 to 12/02… Earned his first win of the season (34 saves) at Lake Erie on 10/14… Made his Amerks debut at Hamilton on 10/08
2010-11: Posted a 5-4 record in nine Calder Cup Playoffs games with the Portland Pirates (AHL)… Finished 16th among AHL goaltenders in goals-against average (3.18), 14th in save percentage (.900) and eighth in wins (five), minutes played (510) and saves (244) during the postseason… Collected his first career AHL playoff assist at Binghamton in Game 4 of the Atlantic Division Finals on 5/02… Earned his first AHL playoff win with 23 saves in a 3-2 victory in Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Semifinals on 4/14… Went 22-12-0 with a 2.80 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage in 36 regular season games with Portland… Notched three shutouts and a pro career-high 955 saves… Finished the regular season tied for fourth place in the AHL in shootout percentage, stopping 24 of 27 attempts (88.9%)… Tied for 15th among netminders with 22 wins… Stopped a career-high 43 shots at Connecticut on 4/03… Saved 28 shots in earning third shutout of the season and second against Providence on 3/29… Won 10 straight decisions beginning 1/14 vs. Connecticut and ending with a loss on 3/13 vs. Manchester… Posted second shutout of the season with 23 saves vs. Providence on 2/16… Recorded his 50th professional win vs. Worcester on 1/15… Earned first career AHL shutout with 21 saves vs. Connecticut on 1/14… Signed by the Sabres to an NHL contract on November 12, 2010… Started Pirates career with a six-game winning streak from 10/19-11/05…Stopped 35 shots in his first AHL win vs. Manchester on 10/19, a 3-2 shootout victory… Signed a one-year American Hockey League contract with Portland on August 8, 2010… 2009-10: Helped TPS to the SM-liiga championship in Finland while posting a 5-2 record with a league-best 1.57 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage in seven postseason games… Compiled a 12-13-3 mark in 30 appearances during the regular season… 2008-09: Had a busy postseason with the Florida Everblades (ECHL), appearing in 11 Kelly Cup Playoff contests… Ranked 10th among league goaltenders in postseason saves (232), third in minutes played (734), third in wins (six) and ninth in goals-against average (2.45)… Helped the Florida Everblades win the ECHL’s Brabham Cup for champions of the regular season… Established then pro career-highs with Florida in every goaltending category in games played (39), minutes played (2,284), shutouts (four), wins (27), goals-against average (2.26) and save percentage (.916)… Finished the campaign first among league goalies in goals-against average, third in wins and shutouts and seventh in save percentage… Assisted on three goals with Florida for a career-high three points… Appeared in one game for the Albany River Rats (AHL) at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 12/06… Earned his first professional victory with Florida vs. Charlotte on 10/17, finishing with 26 saves on 29 shots in the 6-3 win… 2007-08: Made his professional debut with the Binghamton Senators (AHL) at Hershey on 4/13, finishing with seven saves on nine shots in a 6-5 overtime loss… Finished his Clarkson career with 59 wins (fourth all-time)… Second-Team ECAC Hockey All-Star… Started 37 of 38 games, including all 22 league games for the Golden Knights… Backstopped Clarkson to the ECAC Hockey regular season title… Owned the best winning percentage in league play at .750% with a 15-4-3 record… Became the first Clarkson goaltender to record back-to-back 20-win seasons since the mid-1990s… Finished with a 22-11-4 record… His career-best five shutouts were the most by a Clarkson goaltender since 1961-62… Posted a .920 save percentage and a 2.20 goals-against average… Selected as ECAC Goaltender of the Week once (1/28) and named six times to the league’s weekly Honor Roll … Chosen to participate in NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge... Honored with the Knight Club Award, presented to a deserving player who made a significant contribution to the team, achieved academically as well as being excellent role model for his teammates and the young people of the community… 2006-07: His best collegiate season at Clarkson… Led the Golden Knights to the 2007 ECAC tournament championship… Clarkson’s first recipient of the ECAC's Ken Dryden Goaltender of the Year Award and the Knights’ first goaltender to earn First-Team ECAC league accolades since 1988... Named Bill Harrison Clarkson Most Valuable Player... Set new single-season school records for saves (1,037) and save percentage (.930)... Ranked among the top goaltenders in the country, owned the best save percentage (.927) and second-best goals-against average (2.25) in ECACHL play... Boasted the fourth-best winning percentage (.736, 24-7-5) and the fourth-best save percentage in the nation... Ranked 12th in the country in goals-against average (2.16)... Combined for 64 saves in the sweep of Harvard in quarterfinal series (3/09-10), allowing just one goal through 120 minutes of playoff action... Recorded second shutout of the season and third of his career with 27 stops in 3-0 Game 1 victory over the Crimson... Followed the next night with 37 saves, including a penalty-shot stop, in 2-1 Game 2 win over the defending ECACHL Tournament champions... Had two 40-save efforts during the regular season, making 40 stops in 4-2 win at St. Lawrence on 1/23 and a season-high 42 saves in 4-1 victory at Quinnipiac on 2/24... Named to the Badger Showdown All-Tournament team (12/29-30) after making a combined 56 saves on 60 shots in wins over Wisconsin (6-2) and Lake Superior (3-2)... Began Clarkson’s 10-game unbeaten streak with 23 saves in 5-0 blanking of Bowling Green on 11/24 for the Knights’ first shutout of the season... Selected ECACHL Goaltender of the Week three times (11/27, 12/04, 3/12)... Named seven times to league’s weekly Honor Roll (10/10, 11/06, 1/02, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26)…HCA Commissioners’ Choice Awards Honorable Mention Player of the Month for January… 2005-06: Emerged as the Knights’ number one goaltender down the stretch, starting the last 10 games… Through 23 games posted a .913 save percentage and a 2.57 goals against average en route to an 11-9-3 record... Gave Clarkson a chance to win the ECACHL Quarterfinal series against seventh-ranked Cornell in Ithaca by stopping 106 of 113 shots through 179 minutes of play in the two-game series (3/10-11)... Recorded his first career shutout and the Knights’ first whitewash of the season with 20 saves in Game 2, first-round series clinching win over Princeton on 3/04... Stopped 43 of 44 Princeton shots in the series… Named to the ECACHL weekly Honor Roll three times (12/12, 1/30, 2/13)… 2004-05: Saw action in five games during his rookie season, including two starts... Posted a .908 save percentage and a 2.97 goals-against average en route to a 2-1 record... Backboned CU to its first win of the season, a 5-3 victory at Wayne St. on 10/17, by coming off the bench midway through the second period and making 17 saves on 19 shots in his first collegiate appearance... Posted 25 saves in first Clarkson start to lead the Knights to a 4-3 win over Niagara on 10/30… INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Represented the USA at the 2010 IIHF World Championships in Germany… Participated in 2000 USA Select 16 Festival